Sexuality

  • # 28405

    [BOWERY, Leigh]

    Take a Bowery : The art (and larger than) life of Leigh Bowery

    Sydney : Museum of Contemporary Art, 2003. Small quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 184, illustrated throughout, a fine copy in mint condition. Scarce. ‘Take a Bowery: The Art and (larger than) Life of Leigh Bowery examined the extraordinary contribution to performance, fashion design and visual culture of the late Australian-born, London-based performance artist, Leigh Bowery. Incorporating …

  • # 28332

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Gay semiotics : a photographic study of visual coding among homosexual men

    Los Angeles : Cherry and Martin, 2015. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. 56, illustrated. A fine copy. Second edition, the first edition published by NFS Press in San Francisco in 1977. ‘Hal Fischer’s Gay Semiotics: A Photographic Study of Visual Coding Among Homosexual Men (1977) is one of the most important publications associated with California conceptual photography …

  • # 27463

    TOM OF FINLAND

    Tom of Finland XXL

    London : Taschen, 2016. Folio, 342 x 245 mm, hardcover in dustjacket, illustrated slipcase, pp. 666, extensively illustrated. New copy, sealed in shrinkwrap. Discover the full range of Tom’s talent, from sensitive portraits and frank sexual pleasure to tender expressions of love and haunting tributes and young men struck down by AIDS. Essays on Tom’s …

  • # 27912

    HANSEN, Dian

    Bob Mizer. AMG: 1000 Model Directory

    Cologne : Taschen, [2016[. Two volumes, quarto, in slipcase, pp. 1048. New copy. Weighs 4.35 kgs. Limited to 7,500 numbered copies, with a bonus hour-long DVD featuring 18 Bob Mizer films made between 1954 and 1968 From a quarter million male nudes, editor Dian Hanson selects the best physique photography from Bob Mizer, founder of Physique …

  • # 27835

    YANG, William

    Sydney Diary 1974 – 1984

    Sydney : James Fraser, 1984. Folio, boards in dustjacket (spine sunned), 143 pp. illustrated throughout. William Yang’s honest and unabashed portraits of Sydney in the 1970s and 80s record a time of cultural renewal and new identity. Yang’s photographs record the art and party scene, celebrities, marginalised urban characters, and the first years of the …

  • # 27625

    GREHAN, Helena and SCHEER, Edward

    William Yang : Stories of Love and Death

    Sydney : NewSouth Publishing, 2016. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 190, illustrated. New copy. Acclaimed photographer William Yang has captured the zeitgeist like no-one else, providing a very personal insight into the evolution of Mardi Gras, the spectre of AIDS, Sydney’s theatrical and social scenes, and changing notions of ‘belonging’ in multicultural Australia. In this ground …

  • # 27559

    YANG, William (1943 - )

    William Yang : my generation

    Brisbane : Andrew Baker Art Dealer, 2014. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 40, illustrated. Printed in an edition of 500 copies. ‘Born a third–generation Chinese Australian, Yang grew up in Dimbulah on the Atherton Tableland and describes his upbringing as one in which his Chinese ethnicity ‘was suppressed and unacknowledged’. ‘ – Cairns Art Gallery website Includes …

  • # 27182

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Hal Fischer : The Gay Seventies

    San Francisco : Gallery 16, 2019. Quarto, laminated boards, pp. 110, illustrated. New copy. Hal Fischer: The Gay Seventies is the first monograph to feature the complete set of photo-text works that Hal Fischer produced between 1977 and 1979 in San Francisco’s Haight and Castro neighborhoods. In addition to Gay Semiotics, Fischer’s best-known work (its …

  • # 26289

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Gay semiotics : a photographic study of visual coding among homosexual men (signed copy)

    San Francisco : NFS Press, 1977. First edition. Quarto, lettered wrappers (very slightly rubbed), pp. 56, illustrated. Signed by the artist on the title page and dated 1978. A fine copy, housed in a custom clamshell box, lettered on the spine. The rare first edition. In 2015 a facsimile was printed (which sold out), this …

  • # 26288

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Gay semiotics : a photographic study of visual coding among homosexual men

    San Francisco : NFS Press, 1977. First edition. Quarto, lettered wrappers (very slightly creased), pp. 56, illustrated. A fine copy. The rare first edition. In 2015 a facsimile was printed (which sold out), this summary is taken from the publisher’s description: ‘Hal Fischer’s Gay Semiotics: A Photographic Study of Visual Coding Among Homosexual Men (1977) …

  • # 26272

    HAMILTON, G. V. & LEGMAN, G.

    On the cause of homosexuality : with a special “Photo gallery of famous homosexuals of history”

    New York : Breaking Point, 1940. Octavo, lettered wrappers, pp. 36, illustrated, light toning to title page, else fine. ‘Homosexuals & their mothers’, reprinted from Encyclopaedia Sexualis in 1936, and G. Legman’s reply, ‘Fathers & Sons’. First printing, later reprinted in 1950. The essays are enhanced by a useful portrait gallery of ‘famous homosexuals’. “This edition …

  • # 26271

    DURHAM, Stephen & WILLIAMS, Susan

    AIDS hysteria : a Marxist analysis

    Presented at the Pacific Northwest Marxist Scholars Conference, University of Washington, April 11-13, 1986. Seattle, WA : Freedom Socialist Publications, 1986. Quarto, stapled lettered wrappers, pp. 11.

  • # 26152

    ELLIS, Rennie (1940 - 2003)

    Decadent 1980 – 2000

    Melbourne : Hardie Grant Books and the State Library of Victoria, 2014. Quarto, diecut boards, pp. 251, illustrated. Mint copy in shrinkwrap. Decadent: 1980-2000 is a photography book showcasing Rennie Ellis’ contribution to photography and social history. With an introduction by photographer and Rennie contemporary William Yang and an essay by photographer and art critic …

  • # 25350

    FISCHER, Hal (1950 - )

    Gay semiotics : a photographic study of visual coding among homosexual men (deluxe edition)

    Los Angeles : Cherry and Martin, 2015. Quarto, lettered boards in matching slipcase, pp. 56, illustrated. A fine copy. Second edition, the first edition published by NFS Press in San Francisco in 1977. The deluxe edition, limited to 250 copies bound in hardcover with slipcase, signed and numbered by the artist, with an original signed photograph …

  • # 26094

    SWIECA, Robert

    Absolutely Mardi Gras : costume and design of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras

    Sydney : Doubleday, 1997. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 106, illustrated. A celebration of gay glitter and glamour.

  • # 26085

    ARNDT, Bettina (1949 - )

    The Bettina Arndt guide to lovemaking

    Sydney : Tinmin Publications, 1982. Octavo, wrappers (lightly rubbed), pp. 178, illustrated. First edition of this sex instruction manual by controversial sex therapist Bettina Arndt. Originally a feminist, Arndt is now known for her views on men’s rights and as founder of the hashtag #mentoo movement in 2018, in response to the #metoo movement which …